Youth & Teen Classes
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Orlando Shakes’ All the World’s A Stage classes focus on skill sets that benefit youth and teens on stage as well as in everyday life. Focusing on the proficiency needed to bring great work to life, our classes celebrate the process of learning, experimenting, taking risks, and challenging expectations by focusing first on acting, then movement, and, finally Shakespeare’s words. Alone or as a package, this training is valuable for beginning actors as well as professionals.
About Youth and Teen Classes
After each class students are given a homework sheet detailing what was learned that day and assignments for the following week, allowing you to track your child’s progress and reinforce skills taught in class. All sessions culminate in a presentation for friends and family on the last day.
See what your children have learned! Join us for continental breakfast at 9:00 a.m. while the students have a final rehearsal. Presentations begin at 10:00 a.m.
Please call the Education Department at 407-447-1700 ext. 254 for more information.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be given after seven days prior to the class start date.
- Dates: Apr. 1 – May 6 (6 weeks)
- Time: Saturdays, 9 am – 10:45 am
- Tuition: $180
Age 4 – Grade 1
If Pinkalicious was in a Shakespeare play, how do you think she would speak? “To thine own self, be pink!” Using your imagination, help tell Pinkalicious’s story a la Shakespeare.
Grab your cape! Defend the world against villains using Shakespeare’s best insults and threats. Evil-doers will cower and you will win epic battles with your super powers of wit and words!
Ghosts and witches abound! Students will be assigned short other-worldly Shakespearean speeches to paraphrase and perform. No need to bring “eye of newt, and toe of frog.” We’ll supply everything you need…
There is “method in the madness!” Students will be assigned Shakespearean speeches and scenes from his most unhinged characters. This class is great preparation for school or community auditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a typical class size?
A: Our classes typically range from 5-15 students depending on the time of the year.
Q: How many instructors per class?
A: We provide two professional acting instructors per class.
Q: Tell me more about “theater games.”
A: A theater game is an exercise, either physical or mental, designed to teach a skill that can be used on stage (and in real life, too!). There are countless different games that teach such skills as mental focus, ensemble, healthy vocal production, physical awareness, and emotional connection to your text (text is the Shakespeare word for your lines). Students learn advanced concepts and overcome personal hurdles while laughing and creating.
Q: Is there a final show?
A: All classes have a final “open class” or workshop presentation. It is a celebration of the growth each student has made in their acting journey. We do not use costumes. Instead, we focus on the student and what they can communicate with their voices, bodies and emotions. On the second to the last day of class we will send your child home with a letter detailing the time of the presentation.
Q: What type of clothing is recommended?
A: Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and sturdy athletic shoes.
Q: Can kids really do Shakespeare?
A: YES! Kids already understand Shakespeare on an emotional level because they are less closed off (or in control) of their emotions than adults. Teachers choose the material based upon the skills and interests of their particular class.
Q: May I watch the class?
A: We do not permit parents to watch acting classes. We have discovered that when parents are in the room the younger students who are labeled “shy” always cling to their parent. Most of the time, these same students thrive when there is not a parent in the room. Non “shy” students tend to try and perform for their parent’s approval instead of focusing on the instructor. This limits their ability to fully participate.
Q: Can my child be moved up a grade level?
A: Many parents, who know and love the sheer joy and brilliance of their children, would like for their child to be moved into a class with older students. While we respect this view, we simply do not move children up a grade level. We put a great deal of energy and thought in the composition and curriculums of our classes and believe that we provide a quality experience for all children.
Q: What is the refund policy for classes?
A: No refunds will be given after seven days prior to the class start date.
Auditing: Students may audit a class for a $10 fee, which will be deducted from the class fee upon joining.